Magic 61 was formatted as "American pop standards" (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Harry Connick, Jr., Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, et al.).After the sale of KFRC AM and FM (99.7) FM (the new owners decided to simulcast the FM "oldies" format on 610 AM), Jim and the show decamped for a run on KKSJ, San Jose. He also appeared as himself in the critically acclaimed 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Sammy - Black Singer, Actor, Dancer (died) Diamond, Neil - Musician, Singer, Actor Douglas, Kirk - Actor, Father of Michael Douglas, Academy Awards, Spartacus. Caan, Scott - Star of Hawaii Five-O Cantor, Eddie - Vaudeville Singer, Dancer Carteris, Gabrielle - Actress - Played Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210 Cass Elliot, Singer, "Mamas and the Pappas", "Mama Cass" Chandler, Jeff - Actor Charlie Chaplin - Was not Jewish Chomsky, Naom - an American philosopher Cohan, Lauren - The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, The Walking Dead Cohen, Leonard -- Bohemian Song Writer Cohen, Rachel - Lisa Simpson's fantasy Jewish Friend on The Simpsons Cartoon Show Cohen, Seth - Popular fictional Jewish heart throb on FOX's O. TV Series Crusty the Clown - The Simpsons - Jewish Name Crystal, Billy - Comedian, Actor, Hosted The Oscars Nine Times Curly - (Jerome) Curly Howard (Horowitz) - One of the Stooges Dangerfield, Rodney - Comedian, Actor, Real Name Jack Cohen Davis, Jr.
He was known to listeners in the San Francisco and Los Angeles radio markets with stints at several stations in both markets, racking up over 45 years on the air.During that period he initially worked afternoons on 610/KFRC.He eventually accepted an offer to broadcast weekday mornings on "Magic 61," by then owned by real estate magnate Peter Bedford (Bedford Broadcasting).Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for his television role on ABC's "The Dating Game," which debuted in 1965 and on which he appeared for more than a decade, charming audiences with his mellifluous voice and wide, easygoing grin. Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, appeared as contestants.